The archdiocese of Glasgow yesterday called for answers from councilors and the police after the disgusting attack
A PETITION used after a vicious attack on a Catholic priest to ban orangeries has collected over 11,000 signatures.
Canon Tom White was targeted when an Orange Order marched past St. Alphonse's Church in Glasgow on Saturday after the end of Mass.
The cleric was allegedly spit on, beaten with a baton and branded as an "annual walk" with a "paedo" and a "fenian b ***** d".
The online campaign, which claims that the event "spreading fear and anxiety", has reached the huge amount of support with 11,000 signatures.
The archdiocese of Glasgow yesterday called for answers from councilors and the police after the disgusting attack.
Her post on Facebook was, "You've been exposed to the evil abuse – Fenian b ****** is the most typical.
Spittle landed on the back of his head and he wiped it away.
Another mouth full of thick saliva spit into his eye socket. He wiped it away again, leaving his hand full of the hideous liquid.
"He was then hit by a man who wore a pole before the police arrived to restore some sort of order.
"Why should the Order still plan its intimidation parades on streets that house Catholic churches in times when people are trying to get in and out of Mass?
"Please answer from Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council."
Only Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the shameful incident when the police confirmed that it would be identified as a hate crime.
The SNP leader tweeted: "Hate crimes of any kind are unacceptable, and we'll always think about what we need to do to get rid of them."
Tory MSP Annie Wells said: "This was a shocking attack on a respected member of the community, and the police must act swiftly to identify and indict those involved."
Labor MSP Monica Lennon added, "There can be no tolerance." Anti-Catholic hate crime accounts for 57 percent of religiously aggravated charges in 2016/17. "
Last night, the Glasgow City Council described the incident as "horrific" and called on anyone with information to contact the police.
Orange Assign members involved in the "bigoted" Glasgow Priest attack as they offer to work with the police to catch yobs responsibly
A spokesperson for the Glasgow Council spokesperson said, "We will continue to work with Police Scotland and the organizers as part of the Council's Process Code of Contact.
"Our goal is to strike a proper balance between protecting the fundamental right of individuals and organizations to organize and participate in public processions and the need to minimize the disruption of the community by protecting the rights of all citizens of Glasgow without unnecessary disruption and disruption. "
Orangemen leaders have denied that one of their members was involved in the attack, and thwarted the "bigoted actions" of the Yobs.
A statement on the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland website stated, "We were alerted to an incident outside St. Alphonsus Church in Glasgow late Saturday afternoon during an Orange Parade.
"We understand that insulting comments from a group of young men who were not part of the parade were addressed to a local priest.
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The priest "spat and struck with a baton" in the Glasgow church as the Orange Walk passed by
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"The Order of Orange is based on the principle of religious freedom and respect for people of all faiths."
Thousands of Orange Lodge protesters flooded the streets on Saturday afternoon when the annual Glasgow Walk saw several blocks of traffic blocked.
Four arrests were made in connection with the Orange Walk, but none were associated with the priest's attack.
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